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The last time I was excited about "next gen" graphics was 7th gen, but 7th gen was probably the smallest leap in how good graphics looked since 3rd to 4th gen. Since then it's been purely incremental.

Games are a lot more important, and by that score, the Switch blew away the PS4 and Xbox One. I am kind of curious to see how the PS5's much-vaunted HDD enhances games.



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If I had to assign an importance factor for graphics, I would say it comes in very low. In fact, I've been having much more fun with games that don't have super high-end graphics more than those that do.



GhaudePhaede010 said:
mZuzek said:

PS1 to PS2 was a small leap?!

Relative to the generational leap preceding or following it, yes. SNES/Genesis to PS1/N64/Saturn was huge. PS1/N64/Saturn to PS2/Gamecube/XBOX was not nearly as big. It was a leap, but not nearly as big a leap. And then PS2 to PS3/XBOX 360 was gigantic. And in this case, the leap will be smaller than the PS1 to PS2 which is to say, not very big at all.

There is a massive leap between one of the Nintendo 64's best looking games, Perfect Dark and the Original Xbox's best looking games like Ninja Gaidan Black or Halo 2, heck even Morrowind.

Whenever you start comparing the most powerful console of a generation to the weakest console of the next generation the differences are obviously less impressive... And the Nintendo 64 was the most powerful console of it's time and the Playstation 2 was one of the weakest.

The Jump between the PS1 and PS2 was also big, especially with the PS2's perspective correct texturing.



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GhaudePhaede010 said:
mZuzek said:

PS1 to PS2 was a small leap?!

Relative to the generational leap preceding or following it, yes. SNES/Genesis to PS1/N64/Saturn was huge. PS1/N64/Saturn to PS2/Gamecube/XBOX was not nearly as big. It was a leap, but not nearly as big a leap. And then PS2 to PS3/XBOX 360 was gigantic. And in this case, the leap will be smaller than the PS1 to PS2 which is to say, not very big at all.

Nah. Dreamcast from PS/N64 was pretty massive. Shenmue was blowing minds visually. Blew me away and I still have the magazines plural (dozens upon dozens of them from the era) that it blew them away. Shenmue and Sonic Adventure were thought to be pre-rendered. When your console has a better-looking game than PC and arcades the year of launch. You accomplished something huge. Then by the end of that gen Halo 2, RE4, Silent Hill 3 were night and day next to even the best looking PS1/N64 stuff.



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This video is 5 years old at this point, I believe I came to know of this tech back around 2012...I've been waiting for this type of tech to come to fruition for such a long time, and given that next gen consoles will have hardware that can handle massive amount of data (both searching through it and loading it) that this type of tech requires, I hope to see at least few games built around this (or similar) concept.



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The graphics better be noticeably higher quality If I'm paying $500+ for a system and maybe more if I have to buy an expensive special hard drive for the ps5 (I just can't see 825GB being enough). Nintendo systems are generally my favorite so graphics obviously aren't everything for me. The games ultimately make the system, and Sony does make some great games. Faster load times are welcome, ray tracing looks nice, and I do forward to seeing what they do with the next psvr.



You might need to get your eyes checked, I was am still am impressed with the graphical upgrades from ps4 to ps4 pro, imagine ps5. To the point I don't buy any games that don't have the Pro patch, they look almost unplayable full of aliasing.

To be honest I think Ill get back to PC in January, console gaming is too expensive.



Leynos said:
GhaudePhaede010 said:

Relative to the generational leap preceding or following it, yes. SNES/Genesis to PS1/N64/Saturn was huge. PS1/N64/Saturn to PS2/Gamecube/XBOX was not nearly as big. It was a leap, but not nearly as big a leap. And then PS2 to PS3/XBOX 360 was gigantic. And in this case, the leap will be smaller than the PS1 to PS2 which is to say, not very big at all.

Nah. Dreamcast from PS/N64 was pretty massive. Shenmue was blowing minds visually. Blew me away and I still have the magazines plural (dozens upon dozens of them from the era) that it blew them away. Shenmue and Sonic Adventure were thought to be pre-rendered. When your console has a better-looking game than PC and arcades the year of launch. You accomplished something huge. Then by the end of that gen Halo 2, RE4, Silent Hill 3 were night and day next to even the best looking PS1/N64 stuff.

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Very much. The leap from the Wii U to Switch was massive and if it hadn't been that way, I would have skipped the console.



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Its nice, but its not on the top of my list for what Im looking for in a console.